'Benedict was one of those boys that you met and you could already see what he was going to be like when he was middle-aged. He is a one-off, and it is the fate of people who are unique for others not to notice their talent straight off the bat. It's easy for people to say, “Wow, you are the next Johnny Depp.” Benedict was never going to be the next anybody. He was always going to be just who he is.'
- Rebecca Hall about the first meeting with Benedict Cumberbatch